What are the best books on the universe & astronomy? We have listed our recommendations below. Read on and choose your next astronomy book here…

The best books ever written about this subject

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Universe & Astronomy of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About The Universe & AstronomyAuthor
The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the Best-Kept Secrets of SpaceWill Gater
Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide Jo Dunkley
The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos: Everything You Need to Know to Become an Amateur Astronomer David Dickinson
The Space Book: From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space & AstronomyJames F. Bell, III
Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe Carolyn Collins Petersen
Astronomy for DummiesStephen P. Maran
The Story of Astronomy and SpaceLouie Stowell
The Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths and Discoveries of the Universe Edward Brooke-Hitching
Exploring the World of Astronomy: From Center of the Sun to Edge of the Universe (Exploring (New Leaf Press)) John Hudson Tiner
The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply ExplainedDK

The updated top 10 list: the best books about the universe & astronomy

Burnham’s Celestial Handbook: An Observer’s Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System, Vol. 1

Robert Burnham Junior is able to explain the universe in his book in such a way that you will fall in love with the stars and other celestial objects in our skies. This handbook is perfect for those who are just discovering astronomy as well as for those who are more experienced.

HowExpert Guide to Astronomy: 101 Lessons to Learn about Astronomy, Study the Solar System, and Explore the Universe

Ryan Kirby is an astronomer, but he also loves to educate people. It is this unique combination of knowledge and skills that we think makes this book on astronomy a noteworthy one.

The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything (Seth Book)

It can be hard to imagine that there is something in the universe that we cannot see with the naked eye, yet there are different types of scientists who keep finding new elements that were previously unknown to mankind. ‘The Hole in the Universe’ is a welcome introduction to astronomy.

Universe, Third Edition

What we like most about ‘Universe’, is its 3D artworks. They help you understand some of the fundamentals of astronomy in a way that cannot be achieved with only words.

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

If you are familiar with the ‘101 series’, you know that they are written in such a way that every word can be understood. When it comes to a subject as difficult as astronomy, this works best for every type of reader. Learn about astronomy in a fun way with ‘Astronomy 101’.

Hubble’s Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

This second edition comes with a new chapter including 36 never before seen images captures by the Hubble Space Telescope. What makes this book worth reading is the extra facts and pieces of information that only someone with the right connections can get.

Mars! Earthlings Welcome (Our Universe, 5)

Teach young children (age 4 to 8) about the universe and start with ‘Mars!’. This book is written in a fun and entertaining way an describes the resemblance of Mars and planet Earth.

Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping the Universe and Beyond

‘Space Atlas’ is a National Geographic book on the universe with a unique foreword by Buzz Aldrin. It gives you an introduction on the solar system, our galaxy and the entire universe.

Galaxies: Birth and Destiny of Our Universe

Infinity is something that is hard to comprehend when we are all focused on visual elements. This book is able to explain the galaxies by showing you telescope images and telling you what you see.

Sun! One in a Billion (Our Universe, 2)

Just like number seven on this top ten list, this is a book that lets young children explore space. This book, however, is not on Mars but about the sun. Both text and illustration help characterize the sun and its unique meaning to the world. 

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